All Rabbit Breeds

This catalog of rabbit breeds lists all rabbit breeds recognized in the USA, including a brief description and a link to the breed's national organization (if available).

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The American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) is the national rabbit organization that recognizes these rabbit breeds.



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ALL RABBIT BREEDS: A

American

All rabbit breeds - American Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 9 - 12 pounds
  • Type: Semi-arch (mandolin)
  • Color: Blue, White
  • Distinctive: Old American meat breed; breed has been identified as critically endangered
  • Contact: Breeders of the American Rabbit

 

American Fuzzy Lop

All rabbit breeds - American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 3 1/2 - 3 3/4 pounds
  • Type: Compact and short
  • Colors: Agouti, broken, pointed white, self, shaded and wide band
  • Distinctive: A lop-eared rabbit resembling the Mini Lop, but smaller, and with wool that is at least 2 inches long.
  • National Club: American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit Club

 

American Sable

All rabbit breeds - American Sable Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 7 - 10 pounds
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Shaded sepia brown, very dark on face and points, and lighter across body.
  • Distinctive: Color
  • National Club: American Sable Rabbit Society

 

Angora - English

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  • Senior Weight: 5 - 7 ½ pounds
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: Many. Regardless of color, wool colors are very pale due to dilution of pigment.
  • Distinctive: Its fine soft wool up to 5+ inches long.  All areas of rabbit covered in wool, except for the immediate face.
  • National Club: National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club

 

Angora - French

All rabbit breeds - French Angora Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 7 ½ - 10 ½ pounds.
  • Type: Commercial
  • Uses: 1) wool, 2) meat
  • Color: Many. Regardless of color, wool colors are very pale due to dilution of pigment.
  • Distinctive: Wool is 3.5 - 4.5 inches long.  Head and ears are not wooled (no furnishings).
  • National Club: National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club


Angora - Giant

Giant Angora Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 9 ½ pounds and over.  (No maximum weight given.)
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Ruby-Eyed-White (Albino)
  • Distinctive: Giant size, wooled, ears tasseled with wool.
  • National Club: National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club

 

Angora - Satin

All rabbit breeds - Satin Angora Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 6 ½ - 9 ½ pounds.
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Many. Regardless of color, wool colors are very pale due to dilution of pigment.
  • Distinctive: Wool is fine, soft and silky, carrying the sheen of a satinized wool shaft. Sheen is evident over the entire body, including head and ears, which are not heavily wooled.
  • National Club: National Angora Rabbit Breeders Club


Argente Brun

Argente Brun rabbits, 49th officially recognized breed of the American Rabbit Breeders Association
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ALL RABBIT BREEDS: B

Belgian Hare

All rabbit breeds - Show-winning UK Belgian Hare Rabbit owned by belgianhares.org.uk


(Belgian Hare Photo Credit: BelgianHares.org.uk - Thank you)

  • Senior Weight: 6 - 9 ½ pounds
  • Type: Fully arched
  • Color: Brilliant, rich, deep red, of a tan or chestnut shade.
  • Distinctive: Arched and racy, hare-like in appearance.
  • National Club: Belgian Hare Club

 

Beveren

Blue Beveren Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 8 - 12 pounds
  • Type: Mandolin
  • Color: Black, blue and white
  • Distinctive: Its mandolin shape on a large body suitable for meat production.
  • National Club: American Beveren Rabbit Club

 

Blanc de Hotot

All rabbit breeds - Blanc de Hotot
  • Senior Weight: 8 - 11 pounds
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Entirely frosty white, except for an 1/8 inch black "eyeband" around brown eyes.
  • Distinctive: Eye markings.
  • National Club: Hotot Rabbit Breeders International




Britannia Petite

  • Senior Weight: Maximum weight -
    2 ½ pounds
  • Type: Arched
  • Color: Black, black otter, chestnut agouti, REW, sable marten
  • Distinctive: Tiny arched body
  • National Club: American Britannia Petite Rabbit Society




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ALL RABBIT BREEDS: C

Californian

All rabbit breeds - Californian Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 8 - 10 ½ pounds
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: White, with black at the points (nose, ears, feet and tail).  Eyes are red.
  • Distinctive: Himalayan markings in a commercial rabbit
  • National Club: Californian Rabbit Specialty Club

 

Champagne D'Argent

All rabbit breeds - Champagne d'Argent Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 9 - 12 pounds
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Bluish white, with interspersed jet black hairs, giving an old silver effect.
  • Distinctive: Its color.
  • National Club: Champagne d’Argent Rabbit Federation

 

Checkered Giant

All rabbit breeds - Checkered Giant Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 11 - 12 pounds minimum (no maximum weight)
  • Type: Arched
  • Color: White with black spots and spine stripe; white with blue spots and spine stripe
  • Distinctive: Large size, body type and spots.
  • National Club: American Checkered Giant Rabbit Club

 

Chinchilla - American

American Chinchilla Rabbit from Hobbit Hole Farm in OK


(American Chinchilla Photo Credit: Hobbit Hole Farm (Oklahoma) - Thank you)

  • Senior Weight: 9 - 12 pounds.
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Resembling the chinchilla - black and white banded hair shafts
  • Distinctive: Color and size.  This breed is recognized as critically endangered.
  • Contact: American Chinchilla Rabbit Breeders Association


Chinchilla - Giant

Giant Chinchilla Rabbit from Slow Money Farm in AL



(Giant Chinchilla Photo Credit: Jan Hoadley at
Slow Money Farm (AL) - Thank you)


  • Senior Weight: 12 - 16 pounds
  • Type: Large Commercial
  • Color: Resembling the chinchilla - black and white banded hair shafts
  • Distinctive: Color and size
  • Contact: http://www.giantchinchillarabbit.com/


All rabbit breeds - Standard Chinchilla Rabbit

Chinchilla - Standard

 

Cinnamon

All rabbit breeds - Cinnamon Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 8 ½ - 11 pounds.
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Rusty or cinnamon, with uniform smoke gray ticking across the back
  • Distinctive: Color
  • National Club:  Cinnamon Rabbit Breeders Association

 

Crème D’Argent

All rabbit breeds - Creme d'Argent Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 8 - 11 pounds
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Creamy white with a bright orange cast due to orange undercolor
  • Distinctive: Color
  • National Club: Creme d'Argent Federation  



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ALL RABBIT BREEDS: D

Dutch

All rabbit breeds - Dutch Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 3 ½ - 5 ½ pounds
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: Black, blue, chocolate, gray, steel, chinchilla, tortoiseshell, with specific white markings
  • Distinctive: Marking pattern
  • National Club: American Dutch Rabbit Club

 

Dwarf Hotot

All rabbit breeds - Dwarf Hotot Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: Maximum weight = 3 pounds.
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: Pure white, except for a uniform band of black around the eyes of the thickness of two pennies on edge.  Eyes are brown.
  • Distinctive: Eyebands and dwarf size.
  • National Club: American Dwarf Hotot Rabbit Club



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ALL RABBIT BREEDS: E-F

English Spot

All rabbit breeds - English Spot Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 5 - 8 pounds
  • Type: Arched
  • Color: White, with nose butterfly, eye circles, ears, cheek spots, spine and side spots in these colors: black, blue chocolate, gold, gray, lilac, tortoise.
  • Distinctive: Carriage and markings
  • National Club: American English Spot Rabbit Club

 

Flemish Giant

Light Steel Flemish Giant Rabbit

(Pictured: Light gray Flemish Giant youngster is over 17 pounds)

 

 Florida White

All rabbit breeds - Florida White Rabbit


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ALL RABBIT BREEDS: G-I

Harlequin

All rabbit breeds - Harlequin Rabbit (Japanese)
  • Senior Weight: 6 1/2 - 9 1/2 pounds.
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Black, blue, chocolate and lilac in two groups: Japanese (dark/orange), Magpie (dark/white). One ear black, the other orange. Sides of face, chest and legs alternate colors, and back should have 5 or 6 alternating bands or bars.
  • Distinctive: Alternating markings
  • National Club: American Harlequin Rabbit Club

 

Havana

All rabbit breeds - Chocolate Havana Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 4 ½ - 6 ½ pounds.
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: Black, blue, chocolate, brokens
  • Distinctive: Medium-small, vibrantly colored.
  • National Club: Havana Rabbit Breeders Association

 

Himalayan

All rabbit breeds - Himalayan Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 2 ½ - 4 ½ pounds
  • Type: Cylindrical
  • Color: Pointed - Pure white except for the nose, ears, feet and tail, which are black, blue, chocolate or lilac.
  • Distinctive: Cylindrical shape
  • National Club: American Himalayan Rabbit Association

 

Holland Lop

All rabbit breeds - Holland Lop Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: Not over 4 pounds.
  • Type: Compact, with head high
  • Color: Agouti, broken, pointed white, self, shaded, tan, ticked, wide band
  • Distinctive: Small size and lopped ears.
  • National Club: Holland Lop Rabbit Specialty Club



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ALL RABBIT BREEDS: J-L

Jersey Wooly

All rabbit breeds - Jersey Wooly Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: Not over 3 ½ pounds.
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: Agouti, broken, AOV, self, shaded, tan
  • Distinctive: Petite size and 3 inch wool
  • National Club: National Jersey Wooly Rabbit Club



Lilac

All rabbit breeds - Lilac Rabbit

(The Lilac pictured won Best Reserve in Show at Monroe, WA, on May 1, 2010)

 

Lionhead

Lionhead Rabbit. Accepted by ARBA in REW and tort - this lionhead is black.
  • Senior Weight: 3 3/4 pounds
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: Red-eyed-white, tortoiseshell (for now)
  • Distinctive: Pattern of long wool around neck
  • National Club: North American Lionhead Rabbit Club



Lop - English

All rabbit breeds - English Lop Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 9 pounds and over (no maximum weight)
  • Type: Semi-arched
  • Color: Agouti, broken, self, shaded, ticked, wide band
  • Distinctive: Enormous lopped ears
  • National Club: Lop Rabbit Club of America

 

Lop - French

All rabbit breeds - French Lop Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 10 ½ pounds and over (no maximum weight)
  • Type: Commercial, massive
  • Color: Agouti, broken, self, shaded, ticked, wide band
  • Distinctive: Massive size, lopped ears
  • National Club: Lop Rabbit Club of America


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ALL RABBIT BREEDS: M

Mini Lop

All rabbit breeds - Mini Lop Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 4 ½ - 6 ½ pounds
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: Agouti, broken, pointed white, self, shaded, ticked, wide band
  • Distinctive: Lopped ears, compact yet massive in effect
  • National Club: Mini Lop Rabbit Club of America

 

Mini Rex

All rabbit breeds - Mini Rex Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 3 - 4 ½ pounds
  • Type: Commercial type in a little body
  • Color: Black, blue, blue-eyed white, broken, castor, chinchilla, chocolate, Himalayan, lilac, lynx, opal red, seal, tortoise, red-eyed white
  • Distinctive: Rex fur on petite body
  • National Club: National Mini Rex Rabbit Club

 

Mini Satin

All rabbit breeds - Mini Satin Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 3 1/4 - 4 3/4 pounds
  • Type: Commercial in petite package
  • Color: Ruby-eyed white, chinchilla, opal, red, black, chocolate, otter, siamese
  • Distinctive: Satin fur
  • National Club: American Satin Rabbit Breeders Association



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ALL RABBIT BREEDS: N

Netherland Dwarf

All rabbit breeds - Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: Not over 2 ½ pounds
  • Type: CompactColor: Agouti, self, shaded, tan pattern, any other varieties
  • Distinctive: Tiny round size, short ears, many color varieties
  • National Club: American Netherland Dwarf Rabbit Club



New Zealand

All rabbit breeds - New Zealand Rabbit (REW)

(New Zealand Rabbit photo credit: Silverwolf Rabbitry, WA - thank you)

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Palomino

All rabbit breeds - Palomino Rabbit (Golden)



Polish

All rabbit breeds - Black Polish Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: Not over 3 ½ pounds
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: Black, blue, broken, chocolate, blue-eyed white, ruby-eyed white
  • Distinctive: Petite size
  • National Club: American Polish Rabbit Club



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ALL RABBIT BREEDS: R-S

Rex

All rabbit breeds - Standard Rex Rabbit (Black Otter)
  • Senior Weight: 7 ½ - 10 ½ pounds
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Amber, black, blue, broken, Californian, castor, chinchilla, chocolate, lilac, lynx, opal, otter, red, sable, seal, white (REW)
  • Distinctive: Rex fur
  • National Club: National Rex Rabbit Club

 

Rhinelander

All rabbit breeds - Rhinelander Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 6 ½ - 10 pounds
  • Type: Arched
  • Color: White with evenly distributed black and orange markings on nose, eye circles, cheek spot, ears, spine, side spot and tail
  • Distinctive: Tri coloration, markings
  • National Club: Rhinelander Rabbit Club of America

 

Satin

All rabbit breeds - Satin Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 8 ½ - 11 pounds
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Black, blue broken, Californian, chinchilla, chocolate, copper, otter, red, Siamese, white
  • Distinctive: Satinized hair shafts - finer diameter and a more transparent hair shell resulting in brilliant colors and enhanced sheen.
  • National Club: American Satin Rabbit Breeders Association

 

Silver

Silver Rabbit (brown), owned and bred by Silverwolf Rabbitry in WA

(Silver Rabbit photo credit: Silverwolf Rabbitry, WA - thank you)

  • Senior Weight: 4 - 7 pounds
  • Type: Slight mandolin
  • Color: Black, brown, fawn
  • Distinctive: Even silvering over entire rabbit due to silver-white hairs and hair-tips; considered a ‘rare’ breed
  • National Club: National Silver Rabbit Club

 

Silver Fox

All rabbit breeds - Silver Fox Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 9 - 12 pounds
  • Type: Commercial
  • Color: Black which is ‘silvered’ (other varieties in development)
  • Distinctive: Long, evenly silvered fur, and is a meat breed.  Silver Fox breed is recognized as critically endangered.
  • National Club: National Silver Fox Rabbit Club

 

Silver Marten

All rabbit breeds - Silver Marten Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 6 - 9 ½ pounds
  • Type: Lighter commercial
  • Color: Black, blue, chocolate, sable, in a tan pattern (‘tan’ areas are white in this breed)
  • Distinctive: Black and silver coloration, long silvery guard hairs evenly distributed up sides of rabbit
  • National Club: Silver Marten Rabbit Club


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ALL RABBIT BREEDS: T-Z

Tan

All rabbit breeds - Tan Rabbit (Black)
  • Senior Weight: 4 - 6 pounds
  • Type: Arched
  • Color: Black, blue, chocolate and lilac, with fiery tan triangle, chest and belly
  • Distinctive: Rich fiery tan and lustrous top colors
  • National Club: American Tan Rabbit Specialty Club


Thrianta ("Tree-AHNta")

All rabbit breeds - Thrianta Rabbit
  • Senior Weight: 4-6 pounds
  • Type: Compact
  • Color: A fiery, brilliant red with dark brown eyes.  The belly is a slightly lighter shade of red.
  • Distinctive: Its amazing, fiery red color.
  • National Club: American Thrianta Rabbit Breeders Association


Two additional breeds are found in the USA, though not recognized by the ARBA.

Click on their breed titles to learn more about these breeds:

Altex, a terminal sire commercial meat breed

German Angora, a commercial wool breed recognized by the International Association of German Angora Rabbit Breeders (IAGARB).


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